The Force Awakens spoilers follow:
My favourite scene in The Force Awakens is, without a doubt Rey Force Vision. In the film Rey handles Anakin's lightsaber and is immediately thrown into a Force vision that shows her events from Empire Strikes Back (the corridor where Luke and Darth Vader duel), it takes her to the remains of Luke's Jedi Academy shortly after the Knights Of Ren have slaughtered the young students. What you probably missed ( I certainly did) was the inclusion of two familiar voices in that scene...
Those two voices are the voices of Yoda and two versions of Obi-Wan Kenobi. The first I heard of Obi-Wan's inclusion was the tweet below form the animated Obi-Wan actor James Arnold Taylor-
I soon followed that tweet with my own-
Here is what J.J. Abrams had to say about the choice to include those characters voices in Rey's vision-
So we have a Rey connecting to both Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, but what exactly is she hearing?
What's most exciting about these voices is that not only did Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan make and appearance, but we also got to hear original Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi actor Alec Guinness in a slightly modified piece of dialogue lifted from one of the original movies.
This just goes to show how layered The Force Awakens is and how many years we are going to spend pulling things apart and finding these little Easter eggs.
What do you think of the inclusion of Ewan McGregor and Frank Oz in The Force Awakens? Is this a sign that Lucasfilm has Ewan in mind should it come to further Obi-Wan adventures? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Thank you for reading,